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Princess Anne Hotel
3.5 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   301 East Chestnut Street, Asheville, NC 28801   |  
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Ranked #15 of 41 Asheville B&B and Inns
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Charming”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

The hotel has a tired elegance about it. The staff are amazing - very helpful and always smiling. Our room was a little dated but the bed was very comfortable and it was spacious. Breakfast was lovely. We found it an easy walk into town so there was no need to drive and search for parking. We would definitely stay again if we returned to Asheville.

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Jacksonville, Florida
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48 reviews 48 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

My husband and I went to Asheville for a couple days, before meeting our friends in the mountains of Georgia. We loved our stay at the Princess Anne, and the people there were very friendly, and helpful. Anna was the best. The wine and cheese in the afternoons was great, and the breakfasts we had both mornings were plentiful, and delicious. I liked how we had a small sitting room in the hotel, besides the bedroom, with kitchen, and coffee pot, and extras. Bathroom was small, but the only thing I wish it had, was a hook in there for hanging up my gown. Sink was in the bedroom, but luckily we both got up at the same time. Mattress was a little soft in the middle. Otherwise, we had a very enjoyable stay. I found the lighting was adequate. I liked reading the history of the hotel, and what is used to be. It has been there since 1924.

Room Tip: We had a good room with the street directly below. we were on the third floor, and it was very quiet...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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PrincessAnneHotel, Manager at Princess Anne Hotel, responded to this review, November 6, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review about the Princess Anne! We are happy the staff and accommodations made for a great trip, we hope to see you in the hotel soon!
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Statesboro, Georgia
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277 reviews 277 reviews
34 hotel reviews
Reviews in 90 cities Reviews in 90 cities
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

The PA looks lovely from the outside - understated, on a quiet residential street. It's NOT in the main downtown area (which you could believe from the website). That's quite a walk and uphill on the way back.
The staff are great - friendly and ready to help, but we were disappointed on the whole. Our room/suite was just so uninviting. Though there was a nice view down on the back fountain, the walls were painted poorly (splotchy) with the sleeping room in what I can only call meconium green (look it up). Decor looked like someone raided a cheap 2nd hand shop for unconnected bits and pieces. Lighting was unwelcoming. The sitting area was attached to the sleeping area (both cramped) by a strange narrow hallway. The bathroom had a tiny table and then empty space. We looked, but there were only hand towels for the shower. This was in a claw-foot tub which rocked when you stood in it so we almost fell and had to help each other.
Water got hot and cold indiscriminately. The toilet seat was too small for the fixture (very unpleasant).
The kitchenette WAS nice. No complaints there.
It just seems that for the money we spent, the room should have been a place we wanted to be, rather than one we avoided.

Room Tip: Try to get the view over the garden
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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PrincessAnneHotel, Manager at Princess Anne Hotel, responded to this review, November 6, 2013
We are happy to hear that the staff was helpful during your say, that you found the outside of the hotel lovely and the location as promised. We are very sorry to hear that you were unhappy with your suite! Thank you for all your valuable feedback about your stay! If you stay with us again we will be sure to put you in a room with a view of the fountain.
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Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

We prefer smaller hotels, bed & breakfast accommodations The Princess Anne was just what we were looking for. The staff is very accommodating, the complimentary breakfast & afternoon wine & cheese were delightful We loved the different outdoor seating areas also. We will come back

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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PrincessAnneHotel, Manager at Princess Anne Hotel, responded to this review, September 25, 2013
We appreciate all the kind things you had to say about our hotel! Thank you, we hope to see you in the Princess Anne soon!
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S.C.
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

We were pleasantly surprised by the entire experience. We only wish our stay had been longer. We have stayed at nearby BnBs but found this to be equal or superior. The staff was friendly and attentive. Unlike most BnBs we could choose when to arrive for breakfast and the food was excellent. We found it to be an easy walk to downtown.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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PrincessAnneHotel, Manager at Princess Anne Hotel, responded to this review, September 25, 2013
Thank you for writing a lovely review of the Princess Anne! We hope that you can plan a longer stay in the near future!
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Traverse City, Michigan
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83 reviews 83 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

We booked our vacation and stayed at the Princess Anne due to a Jetsetter deal. We both thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and the breakfasts were very good. Highly recommend this b & b if you are looking for a place to stay in Asheville.

Rooms were spacious and clean...

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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PrincessAnneHotel, Manager at Princess Anne Hotel, responded to this review, September 11, 2013
Thank you for your kind review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay after finding us through "Jetsetter". We anticipate your return!
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Suffolk, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Lovely place, fantastic staff with great ideas, wonderful full breakfast, good location, plenty of parking, and the afternoon wine and snacks were an added treat!!

The bed wasn't that comfortable and our air conditioner leaked -filled up a half bucket of water during the night. The owner promptly fixed it the next day for the next night.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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PrincessAnneHotel, Manager at Princess Anne Hotel, responded to this review, September 11, 2013
We are very happy that overall you had a great stay! We apologize for the problem with your air conditioner but were happy to hear it was a prompt fix. Thanks so much for your feedback!
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Address: 301 East Chestnut Street, Asheville, NC 28801
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Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Smoky Mountains > Asheville
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 41 B&Bs / Inns in Asheville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Princess Anne Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sophistication and grace describe this gem of a historic hotel. The lovingly restored Princess Anne is characterized by its classic 1920s appeal with modern luxuries and conveniences. Listed on the National Register of Historic places, the Princess Anne boasts a unique history in Asheville. Each two-room suite is individually designed to make you feel comfortable and relaxed, with amenities including LCD TV, high-speed Internet access, micro-kitchen, and a private bedroom. Enjoy our complimentary breakfast and afternoon wine and hors d'oeuvres. Call for availability! ... more   less 
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